Goats of Anarchy: Angel and Her Wonderful Wheels is the heartwarming true story of Angel, the goat who learned to walk with wheels; from the Goats of Anarchy series, based on the popular Instagram account. Beautiful illustrations and heartwarming anecdotes bring this real story to life. Discover the story of Angel, a baby goat who is different from the others. Angel, who can’t walk like other goats, is rescued by Leanne Lauricella, founder of the Goats of Anarchy animal sanctuary. With Leanne’s help, Angel gets a new set of wheels—a pink cart that helps her learn to walk, run, and play. Even though it was hard at first, Angel took one step, and then another. Soon she was walking on her own, and with practice, she walked faster and faster. Eventually, the little goat was happily running from one end of the house to the other! Children and adults will love this endearing story about overcoming adversity that reminds us that we are all uniquely beautiful, including what makes us different from others. Follow along with Angel as she makes new friends on the farm and finds a loving family to be her forever home. Real-life pictures of Angel, Leanne, and their Goats of Anarchy family are also featured at the end of this 10.5 x 10.5-inch hardcover book, along with behind-the-scenes details from the author on how Angel is doing now. This heart-warming story of overcoming adversity is sure to delight animal lovers of all ages.
About the Author
Leanne Lauricella knew nothing about animal sanctuary life when she left New York City for the wilds of New Jersey. She started her Instagram account @goatsofanarchy in 2014, shortly after getting her first two goats, Jax and Opie. Over 570,000 Instagram followers and three Webby Awards later, Goats of Anarchy has evolved into a non-profit organization that teaches acceptance and inclusion and provides special-needs goats a happy and loving forever home. Today, Leanne somehow finds time to write about everyday life at her sanctuary while caring for her goat family. She shares with the world her goats' inspiring stories in the books Goats of Anarchy and Peace, Love, Goats of Anarchy and the children’s books Polly and Her Duck Costume, The Goat with Many Coats, Piney the Goat Nanny, and Angel and Her Wonderful Wheels. Goats of Anarchy wall calendars provide a daily reminder of these inspiring stories. www.goatsofanarchy.com Instagram: @goatsofanarchy Facebook: @thegoatsofanarchy
Born in a tiny town in the hills of Pennsylvania, Jill Howarth always wanted to be an artist. She graduated from Penn State University with a degree in graphic design and entered the corporate design world. As a senior designer and then art director at Hasbro Toys, she occasionally embellished product packaging with fun little drawings. More requests for these illustrations came her way and before she knew it, she was doing more drawing and less layout design. After leaving corporate life to start a family, she began freelancing, pursuing her passion for hand lettering and illustrating for the children's market with clients such as American Greetings, Hallmark, Klutz, Penguin, Pottery Barn Teen, Scholastic, and more. Presently, she lives just west of Boston.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I love this series. It is wonderful for children to learn about animal rescue when it comes to farm animals. Many children today have never been to a farm but have a pretty stereotypical view of the perfect farm with cows, horses, pigs etc. In the Goats of Anarchy, there are aspects of the typical farm, but with a real twist, rescued animals who all have some sort of disability. In this addition to the Goats of Anarchy series, we meet Angel, a small goat who was found abandoned in the snow. When Leanne Lauricella rescued him, she realized he couldn't walk because he only had two legs. How did she help, she got Angel her own pink cart and when Angel learned how to use it, she flourished. This is a great story about friendship, responsibility and respect to animals, as well as the rewards and successes of animal rescue. The story is simplified for children. I love the illustrations in this book. They are cute and kids will love looking at them. At the end of the book are actual photos of Angel in her cart, as well as other animals that live with her. There is also a short explanation of the farm and Angel's growth. If you love animals, want to support animal rescue or introduce children to the plight of animals with problems, then read this book. A great addition to any library, family, public or school. I will watch for more books from GOA. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book upon request. The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own.